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Let's face it, in practice, science is what scientists do. Then, who's a scientist? Simply delivered, a human with values. Well, our humanity has had plenty of practice in that realm. Remember William Osler for instance. His recommendation for a physician was to be a humanitarian, scientist, and artist.

I have been reviewing the oaths taken by the medical profession. Below is my version of their oath.

At the time of being admitted as a member of the science profession:

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In the beginning, like attracts like to make a dimer. Nobel Prizes are a rich source of dimers. I counted twenty-three Nobel Lectures with dimers. The wealth in dimers can compound a case not only in biochemistry but also in organic chemistry. A new certainty sparkles here with a metal form, the beryllium dimer. 
 
This is an experiment to stir up reaction: a significant proportion of the literature is misleading or false, tainting up to 20% of publications. What are the consequences?

1. The wastage of funds on research that is flawed and often misleading. Millions of dollars are spent on research  every year worldwide.

2. This situation is unnecessary, unacceptable, and the antithesis of fundamental scientific principles.

3. Loss of public support for science. The longer the current situation continues, the more likely it is to damage the credibility of science and risk the loss of public funding.

December 8 SPIEGEL ONLINE has two articles posted on skulls. The former covers a stone age mystery in a town called Herxheim in Germany. We read a graphic description of cannibalism during the demise of a small settlement 7 millennia ago. Yet nearby Speyer celebrates this year its 2,000-year anniversary with a postage stamp. There were surely mass migrations long before the arrival of the Romans in the area 2,000 years ago as the neolithic map (below) marks them as well as two-way trips between Africa and Sicily not shown on the map. Many bones and skulls were located in two shallow ditches that surround ten buildings.
To Know CO2

To Know CO2

Dec 09 2009 | comment(s)

You have to know your CO2! When I wrote Your CO2 Is Bad For You In Your Space Suit I was not talking about the EPA. Here I will not talk about the life's CO2 exchange cycle either unless I have to. My focus is on some new thoughts related to carbon dioxide. Have you observed the birth of a CO2 molecule for instance?

 

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